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WRT300N to WRT54GS?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by skinart, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. skinart

    skinart LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT300N in my house, and the local pc store sold me a WRT54GS and said I could use it as an access point to "repeat" the signal and expand the range of the WRT300N. There is no way to run a cable between the 2 routers. I need them to connect wirelessly.

    After reading over at the linksys forum and some reading here Im not to sure if its possible?

    If anyone knows if this is possible or can link me to a thread if its allready been coverd that would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanx in advance.

  2. It's possible, if your version of the wrt54gs is capable of running a moddified firmware such as dd-wrt ( you can get it from dd-wrt.com ).
    Just configure your wrt300n as a wireless router, configure the wrt54gs after flashing it with dd-wrt as a repeater bridge, following this : http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge tutorial ...

    Worked for me .. I would however first test the range of the wrt54gs when you cranck up the power to 254mw which is possible with the dd-wrt firmware ( it's not really legal in most countrys but whatever ). Doiing this might give you enough signal strength to receive the signal without the need for a repeater. Then you can throw the wrt300n in the garbage can, where it belongs :)
  3. thepianobar

    thepianobar LI Guru Member

    A word of caution on cranking up the output power using DD-WRT... increasing it too much will shorten the life of your wireless radio and increase the noise level which reduces overall performance. DD-WRT recommends 84mw as a good balance between low noise level and increased power output.

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